Here’s one of the frustrating things about living a life less ordinary.
When you aren’t following the ‘normal’ rules of society, it can affect free spirits and independent souls like me who are just trying to make the best of what life has offered and are bridging the gap between our dreams and our realities.
Sometimes our friends and loved ones just won’t get what we do and they never will. But what they have a harder time understanding is what YOU do and WHY you do it. It can be frustrating and saddening at the same time. No matter how much you try to explain, what you do and how much energy you put into trying to get someone to understand, sometimes they just WON’T. GET. IT.
They won’t understand your stubbornness, they think you are crazy.
They won’t understand why you go through hell and back to fight for the life you want.
They won’t understand that you’ve grown so much that you never will, and CAN NEVER, return to the person you once were; your soul just won’t allow it.
They won’t get your vision for your life or relate to your dreams, goals and desires.
And when this happens, for no particular reason you end up being hurt and misunderstood
This is why it is so imperative that you should find and keep friends who are on a similar path to you and who understand you and what you are doing. These people raise you up, cheer you on and celebrate in your successes.
Having someone who you can relate to and who relates to you is going to make a huge difference.
Accept that not everyone will get who you are and what you do, and learn to be OK with that. It’s not your job to convince them, and the chances are you probably won’t.
Don’t waste your time, energy and emotions into trying to get them to understand. The chances are, as you grow, change and develop, a lot of these people will drift away as the gap between you increases and your journey begins to differ.
Try not to feel sad when it happens because it’s perfectly natural. Nothing stays the same in life and some people are only meant to be in it for a certain period of time.
Never let another person’s lack of understanding stop you from following your dreams and goals. We all have our own paths to follow in life.
Keep to your vision. You have a choice about whether you allow outside influences to affect you, or not.
That’s why I’m writing this to you today, because maybe you have someone like that in your life, or I sincerely hope you find someone like this in your life, someone who will cheer you up and instinctively connect with you, give you their time and energy, and whenever you face a rough patch they’re always there to pick up the pieces.